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Living Democracy 2019

June 11, 2015
Creative Solutions May Ease Rural Health Care Crisis
Creative Solutions May Ease Rural Health Care Crisis

The lives of those who live and work in rural communities affect everyone, and they are a driving force behind our nation’s economy. Yet, the health of Alabama’s rural areas is declining, Quinney said. He outlined the causes and consequences of a crisis in rural health care and offered suggestions for moving ahead.

By Amy Hudson
June 9, 2014
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book

At the age of 83, Betty Jean Tucker of Linden is doing anything but slowing down. Recently, Dr. Tucker published her book, “On a Darkling Plain: Stories of the Great Depression”, from Livingston Press. The book is a collection of short stories. The first story, “Callie”, was published in 1951 when the then Betty Jean Foxhall was only 19.

By Cristiana Shipma
July 21, 2014
Life in the Black Belt of Alabama
Life in the Black Belt of Alabama

"For reasons of employment, much of the population has left the Black Belt in search of the opportunities the big cities can provide. But if you can look past the inconveniences of rural living, there's a distinct beauty to the Black Belt. I wanted to talk to those who stayed when they could've left. Those who have seen that beauty and fallen in love with it. I wanted to know why people stayed in Linden."

By Cristiana Shipma
February 28, 2014
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans

Pebble Hill (Scott-Yarborough House) is the home of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and on Fridays it is the place for Living Democracy students to enjoy lunch and make plans for summer 2014.  

By Mark Wilson
July 21, 2016
Wasnick is grateful for summer spent in Linden
Wasnick is grateful for summer spent in Linden

Coming to Auburn in the fall of 2015 I would have never imagined that I would be spending my summer here in the loving community of Linden. Life in Linden was not always easy.  It was difficult at times being away from family and friends.  However, Linden quickly became a home and a family to me.

By Hamilton Wasnick

Last Updated: April 04, 2019